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How Lacoda aims to disrupt the market for construction loans business

May. 28, 2015 9:03 am

How Lacoda aims to disrupt the market for construction loans

We catch up with the Venturef0rth-based startup. Its motto: “Loan management made awesome.”
How this founder left the corporate world and landed at 500 Startups business

May. 26, 2015 8:06 am

How this founder left the corporate world and landed at 500 Startups

Shaunak Roy waited for nearly a decade to pursue his dream of running his own company, Yellowdig.
Rich Gorman, Brand.com cofounder: Here’s why my company failed business

May. 22, 2015 2:19 pm

Rich Gorman, Brand.com cofounder: Here’s why my company failed

Blackmail. Google. Philadelphia's “kind of bleak tech scene.” Gorman outlined the reasons for his reputation management company's demise at Brand.com's bankruptcy hearing Thursday afternoon.
IglooHome’s smart-home device wants to make life easier for Airbnb hosts business

May. 18, 2015 8:29 am

IglooHome’s smart-home device wants to make life easier for Airbnb hosts

IglooHome, which got its start at a hackathon in Singapore, built its hardware and software product during the three months its founders were at DreamIt Ventures. The company's product is already live in 10 homes in Philadelphia.
Cofounder Ilya Braude has left CloudMine. He’s also leaving Philly business

May. 13, 2015 12:25 pm

Cofounder Ilya Braude has left CloudMine. He’s also leaving Philly

We caught up with the CloudMine cofounder to talk about his early startup days, his decision to move on and the one thing he won't miss.
Ted Mann: ‘This was far and away the best DreamIt class I’ve ever seen’ business

May. 6, 2015 12:08 pm

Ted Mann: ‘This was far and away the best DreamIt class I’ve ever seen’

All the companies were generating revenue. Back when Mann graduated from DreamIt in 2012, his cohort was pre-revenue, he said.
Mixette wants to bring back the mixtape business

May. 6, 2015 11:11 am

Mixette wants to bring back the mixtape

Led by CEO Kelly Snow, the startup has raised $500,000 so far, thanks in part to a 2008 exit by of one of its cofounders.
Brand.com has filed for bankruptcy business

May. 4, 2015 12:31 pm

Brand.com has filed for bankruptcy

The company has $1.9 million in debts and $104,000 in assets, according to court documents. “If you show me an internet entrepreneur that hasn't failed, I'll show you someone that isn't an internet entrepreneur,” said cofounder Rich Gorman.
Could this ‘dope’ collaboration have happened without Impact Hub? creative

May. 4, 2015 7:31 am

Could this ‘dope’ collaboration have happened without Impact Hub?

As anchor members of the North Philly coworking space, Teal Orbit and Here's My Chance are frequent collaborators. Here's how it all got started.
Like Uber for interior design: This Philly startup is starring on ‘Shark Tank’ next week business

May. 1, 2015 9:34 am

Like Uber for interior design: This Philly startup is starring on ‘Shark Tank’ next week

Founded by three recent George Washington University grads, ZOOM Interiors wants to make interior design accessible to millennials.

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